How To Create A Classified Website With WordPress

Listing & classified websites have now become most common web portals that we almost use on a daily basis.

Whether the user wants to promote their business, post commercial ads or explore the locality of their market store, they are always in search of classified sites.

So, build your own ad listing or classified website quickly & become a large brand with ClassiCraft WordPress theme.

The theme allows you to create professional style listing website without touching a single line of technical code.

It is fully customized in nature & its responsive behavior gives the flexibility to run your hierarchical portal on any portable devices.

Below is the detailed description of ClassiCraft template, take a step-by-step walk to start an Ad-Listing website.

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What is ClassiCraft?

ClassiCraft is a WordPress theme to create classified ad listing website. Users can easily post free/paid ads on the website using the ClassiCraft WordPress Theme.

Under the ClassiCraft theme there are two sections:

• Classified Ads
• Theme Options Settings.

In the following article I have covered the following points:
1. How to install ClassiCraft
2. How to add new Classified Ad from Front End
3. How to add new Classified Ad from Back End
4. How to add Categories
5. How to add Category tags
6. How to upload background images, favicon & logos
7. How to Import/Export CSV in ClassiCraft
8. Selecting Payment Packages
9. Customization of Fields
10. How to add Widgets
11. How to build menus with Menu Manager
12. User Registration Module from Front End Let’s start from the scratch.


1. How to install ClassiCraft

The steps for installing the ClassiCraft theme:
Follow the simple nine steps given below and install ClassiCraft on your website.
1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard.
2. Click on the “Appearance” option.
3. Now select the “Install Themes” option.
4. Click on “Upload” option.
5. Click on “Choose file” button.
6. Now select your zip file and open it.
7. Click on “Install Now” button.
8. After installing the theme click on “Activate” option. This will activate the theme on your website.
9. Now visit your Web site.


2. How to add new Classified ad (from Front End)

A Listing Owner can follow the steps and add a new classified ad on the website.
Go To Website –>Click on “POST FREE ADS”  to Add New Classified Ads on the website & mention the following things on the page:-
• Ad Title – Mention the title of your ad. It is mandatory.
• Select Category – Categories are decided by the admin which will be available on the website. A listing owner has to choose the category for his ad from the available category lists.
• Tags – Use tags for better search results.
• Description – It is mandatory. Mention the description of your ad. • At last click on “Next” button.

 

• On the next page, upload multiple images for your ad.
• Price – Set the price of the item.
• Mention the address, city, zip/postal code.
• State – Select the state. It is mandatory.
• Select your country and set your map location.
• Now if you want to make changes in the previous page click on “Go Back” button otherwise select “Continue” to go further.

Uploading images for Listing

• On the next page, select the mode of payment ads  whether as the free classified ad, one time classified ads or recurring classified ad payment.

Mode of payment in ClassiCraft
• After this click on “Submit” button. A message will display on the next page “Your classified ads has been successfully submitted”.

Classified ads created successfully


3. How to add new Classified ad (from Back End)

An admin can follow the steps and add a new classified ad on the website.
Dashboard –>Classified –>Add New Classified
After managing all the above contents click on “Publish” button.

Adding ad from back end in ClassiCraft


4. How to add Categories (from Back End)

An admin can follow the steps and add categories on the website.
Dashboard –>Classified –>Classified Categories

Adding category in ClassiCraft


5. How to add Categories Tags (from Back End)

An admin can follow the steps and add tags for better search results.
Dashboard –>Classified –>Classified Tags

Adding tags in ClassiCraft


6. How to upload background images, favicon & logos

Follow the steps and upload background images, favicon & logos on the website.
Dashboard –>Settings –>Theme Options –>General Settings

Uploading images,logos & favicon in ClassiCraft


7. How to Import/Export CSV in ClassiCraft

Follow the steps and upload background images, favicon & logos on the website.
Settings –>Import/Export
A listing owner can export/import his own CSV through “Settings” option under the dashboard. Under the settings, there is an option of “Import/Export”. Select this option and first export the CSV document in the system. After downloading the document checkout:
• The format of the CSV document.
• Name of the column fields.
• Follow the same format in your own CSV. After making CSV, click on “choose file” option. This will upload the CSV and at last click on “Import” button.

Import export in ClassiCraft


8. Selecting Payment Packages

There are three types of payment packages available-
Free Classified Ad Payment: A listing owner doesn’t have to pay anything for creating the business ads and his ads would be active for a period of time mentioned in the theme options. This classified ads is free of cost.

One Time Classified Ad Payment: Once the listing owner chooses this option the ads will be published as a paid classified ads for a period of time mentioned in the theme options. When the ad expires it goes to the draft mode where it can be reactivated again. When the time period of ads expires, listing owner will get an email notification to reactivate his classified ads. Also he can choose to feature his ads on homepage slider/category slider by paying an extra amount. Moreover, the listing owner will receive the leads in his dashboard.

Recurring Classified Ad Payment: If the listing owner chooses this payment package then as long as the listing owner pays, the ads will be active. The time the listing owner stops paying his ads will be expired. Also with this package, the listing owner can choose to feature his ads on homepage slider/category slider. The listing owner will receive the leads in his dashboard.


9. Customization of Fields

Follow the steps and customize the listings, lead capture form etc. on your website.
Dashboard –>Classified Settings –>Custom Fields

Customization of fields in ClassiCraft


10. How to add Widgets

Follow the steps and add widgets in the sidebar:
Dashboard –>Appearance –>Widgets

Widgets area of classicraft


11. How to build menus with Menu Manager

ClassiCraft has a prebuilt feature of displaying all the pages and sub pages in the menu. However, you can build your custom menu through the steps given below:
Dashboard –> Appearance –>Menus –>Click on “Create Menu” button & enter the menu name.

 Menu Manager of Classicraft


12. User Registration Module from Front End

Follow the steps and create a free account on ClassiCraft
1. Go to the website and click on “Login” button.
2. Create a username and fill the respective details like password, email, etc. to get registered.

User registration module in ClassiCraft


Completed with the tour of Classified website creation with WordPress?

So, quickly grab this wonderful WordPress theme ‘ClassiCraft’ & earn some extra dollars by sitting at home :)

If you got some queries or suggestions, must comment in the following comment box.

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4 Replies to “How To Create A Classified Website With WordPress”

  1. Hello,

    Its a pre-sale question.

    Can you please let me know, how many ads can we post if we choose any of the below package.

    1. Free Classified Ad Payment
    2. One Time Classified Ad Payment
    3. Recurring Classified Ad Payment

    Can i post any number of posts…? or Limited posts..?

    Regards
    Rajesh

    1. Hi Rajesh,

      1. Yes (Free ad is allowed)
      2. Yes (Ads can be posted for one time payment)
      3. Yes (Ads can be posted for recurring fee)

      Unlimited number of classified ads can be posted with ClassiCraft.

      Thanks

  2. I am new to Classicraft and relatively new to WP. I have a couple of questions.
    I have entered several categories. They show up at the top of the page but not at the bottom under Ad Categories.

    I have entered one test item – the Bible. It displays when I click on the Books category but when I click on View It, it displays a blank page.

    I want to limit the price a user can put on an item to no more than $20. How do I do this?

    If an item doesn’t sell within a month, I want a “Make an offer” link to display next to the item.

    I want to place some instruction text on the front page. I edited Sample Page but it isn’t displaying on that page. If I make it a static page, all the default links go away.

    I would appreciate any help you could provide. Thanks in advance.

  3. In Classicraft folder there are two zip files: Classicrafttheme and ClassicraftPSD. How to handle their installation as a theme? What should I install as a theme? And how to use the other file? I mean, where should I upload it?
    I would be grateful, if you can answer this question.

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